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Webinar: CONTAMINATED LAND – Understanding the New Laws and the Impact

21 April 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:45 pm


April 21, 2021

@ 10.00 am – 2.45 pm

Member fee: $190

Non-member fee: $280

New laws in Victoria that relate to contaminated land and its management will come into effect on 1 July 2021 and businesses with operations in Victoria must be prepared.  These new laws will significantly impact on how you will be required to manage contaminated land in Victoria.

To assist you and your organisation, the Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) together contaminated land management experts – Peter J Ramsay & Assoc. and environmental lawyers – MinterEllison have developed this Interactive Webinar to provide details, from an all-round experts perspective of the new Victorian contaminated land laws and the implications to business; what you need to do to prepare for the changes, industry case studies including the application of innovative approaches using spatial intelligence and risk mapping, and new developments and changes to contaminated land laws from across Australia.

You will hear an all-round perspective by key Regulators, lawyers and contaminated land management experts to assist you in understanding WHEN and HOW these change should be implemented within your business operations in order to remain compliant.



10.00am (AEST) – Webinar commences

10.00am – 10.02am
Tina Khoury – CEO Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
Welcome and Introduction

10.02am – 10.05am
Facilitator:  Kim Maxwell – Webinar Facilitator, Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
Webinar Guidance

10.05am – 11.20am
Presenters:  EPA Victoria

  • Details of the new Victorian Contaminated Land laws and obligations of businesses with operations in Victoria
  • Q&A with EPA team

11.20am – 11.35am (15min) Tea break

11.35am – 1.00pm
Presenters:  MinterEllison lawyers –

  • Jeremy Hill, Partner, SA & NT
  • Steven Halls, Senior Assoc, WA
  • Tegun Middleton, Senior Assoc, QLD
  • Nick Ferguson, Senior Assoc, NSW & ACT
  • Amanda Johns, Special Consultant, VIC, TAS & Commonwealth
  • Joshua Dellios, Partner, VIC, TAS & Commonwealth

A legal perspective of new contaminated land laws, including the –

  • Overview of the new Victorian contaminated land regulatory framework; including duty to notify, the duty to manage and General Environmental Duty (GED)
  • Overview of changes in contaminated land laws from across Australia, including policies and cases in their respective jurisdictions over the last 12 months
  • Practical and legal challenges associated with the new duty.

1.00pm to 1.15pm (15min) – Lunch break

1.15pm – 2.25pm 
Presenters:  Peter J Ramsay – Managing Director, Peter J Ramsay & Assoc and Andrew Green – Associate, Peter J Ramsay & Assoc
A practical approach to assessment and management of Potentially Contaminated Land under the new environmental protection laws

2.25pm – 2.45pm
Presenter:  Howard Waldron – Director, Lotsearch
Helping you identify environmental risk using spatial intelligence and risk mapping

2.45pm – Close

Presented by the

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)


In association with

Proud Partners –

Peter J Ramsay & Assoc


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21 April 2021
10:00 am - 2:45 pm